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Be aware of Lollipop: Modi tells UP farmers

12/29/2018

Ghazipur, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the farmers to be aware of the 'Lollipop' of farm loan waiver being promised by the Congress and other opposition parties and reiterated that due to his honesty the opposition are worried. "Your chowkidar is too honest and was working tireless day and night. I want that you continue your blessings and faith on me as due to my effort the thieves are worried. I believe that if your blessings continue then I will be able to take these thieves to their right place," he said. Addressing a public meeting here at the ITI ground after laying the foundation stone for a Rs 220 crore medical college and release of a commemorative postal stamp on Maharaja Suheldeo here on Saturday, PM commented Congress is a lollipop factory, how can you trust them. "Congress made the governments in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, but farmers are already facing the brunt of it as they have to stand in long queues to get Urea and fertilizers. Black marketing has started just after the government changed there," he said even in Karnataka, Congress made a backstage entry and established government there. "They gave lollipops to farmers of Karnataka in terms of assurances, and promised loan waiver to lakhs of farmers but only 800 people got their loan waived," he disclosed. "How can you trust these lollipop companies? They could never waive off such huge debt amounts in 2009-10, how did they do it suddenly now? Because they have sent police after those farmers. In front of Rs 6 lakh crore debt, they have waived off only Rs 60,000 crore. When CAG report came, out of this amount, 35 lakh did not go to farmers or indebted people, then where has the money gone," he questioned. The PM in his speech claimed that very soon Ghazipur and Poorvanchal will turn into a medical hub of the state. "Soon after the medical college comes up, Ghazipur will be endowed with modern medical facilities and meritorious doctors. At a cost of around Rs 250 crore, the district Hospital of Ghazipur will have 300 beds after the college is ready," he said. He also announced that the central government was determined to those who have also contributed to the uptake of India's defence, social life will not be erased in people's memory. 'We haven't forgotten the brave warriors which the previous government had, that is why we release these postal stamps on Maharaja Suheldeo and UP government has proposed to construct a memorial on his name", Mr Modi said. On the release of the postal stamp on Maharaja Suheldeo, Mr Modi said, "To commemorate Maharaja Suheldeo's death, we are releasing these stamps so that they reach each and every household. To make known of his efforts from years ago, we are driven towards these efforts as he was an icon of bravery, courage and unity. He belonged to everyone, similar to our 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas' campaign. We want the future generations to remember such brave warriors, which the previous governments have forgotten." However, the PM's programme was marred by controversy when two alliance partners of the BJP in the state -- Suheldeo Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP ) and Apna Dal (Sonelal) boycotted it describing that they were not invited in a proper manner for the function.

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